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Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-80&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-80</a> through <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-83&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-83</a>, relating to submerged cultural resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of providing notice, to request information or forms, and to submit materials, all communications may be directed to: Department of Natural Resources, Attn: State Archaeologist, 500 The Healey Building, 57 Forsyth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Phone: (404)656-2840.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.02" name="391-5-9-.02" title="391-5-9-.02">Rule 391-5-9-.02 Definitions</a></h2> <P>As used in this Chapter, the term:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources, State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Division" means the Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Exploration" means all activities involving the search for and determination of the nature of submerged cultural resources located on, or imbedded in, the bottoms of the Atlantic Ocean within the three-mile territorial limit of the state or within navigable waters of the state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Operation" means any project, activity, work, exploration, recovery, or conduct for which a permit is required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-82&amp;title=12#12-3-82(a)" target="_newtab">12-3-82(a)</a> and these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Person" means any association, individual, partnership, corporation, public or private authority or local unit of government and shall include the State of Georgia and all its departments, authorities, and any other governmental agencies or instrumentalities, and any other legal entity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Recovery" means all activities involving the collection, excavation, dislodgement, displacement, disassembly, salvage, or any other removal of submerged cultural resources or associated artifacts from their natural or cultural disposition setting or surroundings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "State Archaeologist" means that person appointed by the Department to perform those duties set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-53&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-5-53</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.02(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Submerged Cultural Resources" means all prehistoric and historic sites, ruins, artifacts, treasure, treasure-trove, shipwrecks or vessels and their cargo or tackle which have remained on the bottom for more than 50 years, and similar sites and objects found in the Atlantic Ocean within the three-mile territorial limit of the state or within its navigable waters. This term may include, but not be limited to, sites listed in, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=470&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16 U.S.C. 470</a> ).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.03" name="391-5-9-.03" title="391-5-9-.03">Rule 391-5-9-.03 Reporting Requirement</a></h2> <P>All findings or sightings of submerged cultural resources or suspended submerged cultural resources shall be reported to the division as provided in these rules within two days of such finding, sighting, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.04" name="391-5-9-.04" title="391-5-9-.04">Rule 391-5-9-.04 Requirement for a Permit</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in paragraph (2) below, no person shall conduct exploration, survey, or recovery operations, in the course of which any part of a submerged cultural resource may be endangered, removed, displaced, or destroyed except in accordance with the terms and conditions of a permit issued pursuant to these rules and regulations and applicable Code sections.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit is not required for persons engaged in operations on behalf of the Department, in that the Department is authorized to set by contract such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.05" name="391-5-9-.05" title="391-5-9-.05">Rule 391-5-9-.05 Permit Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application for Permit. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for permits must be on forms prescribed by the Division and contain the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicant's name, address, corporate designation and registered agent for service if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the location(s) of the proposed operation, including Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid System coordinates of latitude and longitude;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle (1:24,000 scale) map or a U.S. National Oceanic &amp; Atmospheric Administration "Intra-coastal Waterway (Inside Route) Chart" (1:40,000 scale) depicting the location of the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A brief statement of the purposes and objectives of the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A clear description of the exact nature and scope of the proposed operation, including, but not limited to, research design, methods, techniques, and equipment to be employed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the methods, materials, and procedures to be used at the conclusion of the operation to stabilize, reclaim, and protect the area of the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name, and address of the professional archaeologist who will supervise or conduct the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of financial responsibility to complete the operation and to stabilize, reclaim, and protect the area of the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name(s) and location(s) of the facility(ies) where all recovered artifacts or other submerged cultural resources will be stored, analyzed, and conserved;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name(s) and location(s) of the facility(ies) where all recovered submerged cultural resources, artifacts, notes, records, data, photographs, maps, plans, drawings, or other materials will be curated after conclusion of all conservation, analysis, or other tasks of the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application fee in the amount of $30.00, by check or money order made payable to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any and all other relevant data required by the Division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is complete when it contains all of the information, documents, forms, fees, and materials required in this Rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Consideration of Application. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once an application is complete, it shall be submitted to the Division for review and consideration by the State Archaeologist. Within 10 days of receipt of a completed application, the director of the Division, in consultation with the State Archaeologist, shall determine in their discretion whether an application presents issues of significant public interest such that public notice and a public hearing should be provided. If no public hearing is deemed necessary, then the State Archaeologist shall formulate a recommendation to the Division on each such application within 45 days of receipt. The Department shall grant, deny, or condition the required permit based upon the standards and criteria set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-82&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-82</a>, and as more particularly provided by these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a public hearing is scheduled following 30 days' public notice, then the State Archaeologist and the Director of the Division, or his designee, shall conduct such hearing in the vicinity of the state nearest the subject cultural resources to receive public comments on the application subject to consideration. Any applicant for a permit or other interested person shall be given a reasonable period of time to state their views regarding a pending application. Following this hearing, the State Archaeologist shall consider the public comments and formulate a written recommendation to the Division, along with a summary of the public comments.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If following the receipt of public comments and the recommendations of the State Archaeologist the Department determines that the public interest will be served in accordance with the standards and criteria established by these rules and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-82&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-82</a>, then the Department shall grant, deny, or condition the required permit subject to such terms and conditions as provided by these rules and as are necessary and appropriate for the protection of the public interest and the preservation and protection of submerged cultural resources. All applications shall be acted upon by the Department within 90 days of the filing of a completed application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standards and Criteria for Permit Review. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit for exploration, survey, etc. of submerged cultural resources shall be issued only when: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the proposed operation, including all terms and conditions of any permit, is for the purpose of furthering archaeological or historical knowledge and is in the public interest;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the applicant is a scientific or educational institution or an individual with evidence of financial responsibility sufficient to determine that the operation can be completed as proposed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> state-owned waterbottoms will be restored or stabilized and submerged cultural resources will be utilized in the state's best interest;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the applicant has retained at least one professional archaeologist to supervise the operation with knowledge and experience in the proposed operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the proposed operation will utilize professionally accepted techniques for identification, exploration, recovery, recording, conservation, preservation, and analysis of submerged cultural resources or other archaeological resources;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the methods, techniques, and procedures to be utilized will maximize the retrieval of data associated with the operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the methods, techniques, and procedures to be utilized at the conclusion of the operation are adequate to protect any residual scientific values associated with any recovered or remaining submerged cultural resource;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> adequate measures have been taken to secure facilities and plan for the conservation, analysis, and curation of all artifacts, records, and other materials resulting from the proposed operation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the proposed operation is consistent with all other federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations, specifically including relevant provision of the Georgia Water Quality Control Act (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-20&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-5-20</a>, <I>et seq.</I>) and the Clean Water Act of 1977 ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1251&amp;title=33#" target="_newtab">33 U.S.C. § 1251</a>, <I>et seq.</I>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where there are two or more applications for a permit for explorations, survey, etc., of the same submerged cultural resources, a preference shall be afforded to the first application in hand received by the Department and to the applicant who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Department that the applicant first discovered the subject submerged cultural resource.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.06" name="391-5-9-.06" title="391-5-9-.06">Rule 391-5-9-.06 Permit Conditions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may condition any permit as necessary to protect the best interests of the State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be conditioned upon the permittee's compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be effective for a period of one year from the date of issuance; provided however, that upon a written request submitted in advance of the date of termination, the Department may in its discretion extend such permit for periods not to exceed 6 months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit may be conditioned upon the requirement that the permittee maintain and submit copies of a daily log of all activities, including but not limited to, the type of equipment used, site conditions, and other site-specific data.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be conditioned upon the requirement that the permittee submit a draft report to the Department within 120 days of completion of all field work and analysis which details and describes the significant activities and results of the operation. Such draft report shall be reviewed by the State Archaeologist and returned with any comments to the permittee. A final report acceptable to the Department shall be submitted within one year of the completion of all field work and analysis. All final reports shall become a part of the permanent public record of the permitted activity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be conditioned upon the requirement that the permittee agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the State Archaeologist, State of Georgia, Department and its agents, employees or officers from and against all claims, losses, damages, expenses, fines, liabilities, payment of any sum or sums of money to any person whomsoever, damage to property, including property of third person, the Department of Natural Resources, State of Georgia, the permittee(s), arising out of, or in connection with, their performance and prosecution of the operation permitted hereunder, whether caused by the claimed, actual, or sole negligence of the permittee(s). Except that this requirement shall not be applicable to state agencies or the Board of Regents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit may be conditioned upon an agreement with the permittee that in reasonable consideration of permittee's efforts to further the public interest of exploration, survey, protection, preservation, or recovery of other related submerged cultural resources, the State agrees to allow the permittee to retain a portion of the recovered submerged cultural resources; provided, however, that without such an express agreement, each permit shall require that all specimens, artifacts, materials, copies of field notes and photographs, documents, and information collected or produced as a result of the permitted operation will remain the property of the State of Georgia and shall be kept as a collection in an appropriate facility(ies), available for future study, research, analysis, or display.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit may be conditioned upon the permittee's commencement within a certain period of time from date of issuance, and further conditioned upon the permittee's diligent pursuit of all operations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be conditioned upon the right of the Department to enter upon and into all facilities, vessels, or other premises directly associated with the permitted operation for the purpose of inspection and in order to make determinations of compliance with the terms of any permit, these rules, and all other applicable laws and rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall be conditioned upon the requirement that if the Department determines that the permittee has violated the permit, these rules, or other applicable laws then the permit may be either immediately suspended or revoked. By accepting a permit the permittee acknowledges that irreparable harm and damage to state property can occur if the terms of the permit are not followed; therefore, all permits are conditioned upon immediate suspension or revocation which the permittee accepts as an express condition to its operation; provided that permittee accepts as adequate protection of its interests that it may appeal any such immediate suspension or revocation in the manner provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-52&amp;title=12#12-3-52(d)" target="_newtab">12-3-52(d)</a> and these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit shall provide conditions as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No permit may be transferred or assigned without the written permission of the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Division will be notified by telephone at least 24 hours in advance of commencement of any on-site recovery operations; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.06(11)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Division shall be notified by telephone within three days of completion of all on-site operations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.07" name="391-5-9-.07" title="391-5-9-.07">Rule 391-5-9-.07 Appeal and Enforcement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Appeal Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who is aggrieved or adversely affected by any action of the Department shall, upon petition within 30 days after the taking of such action, have a right to a hearing before an administrative law judge appointed by the Board of Natural Resources, conducted in accordance with DNR Rule Chapter 391-1-2 and Chapter 13 of Title 50, O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any party to such a hearing, including the Department, shall have the right of judicial review thereof in accordance with Chapter 13 of Title 50, O.C.G.A.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Enforcement Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Department determines that a permittee has violated O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-80&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-80</a> through <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-82&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-82</a> or permit condition, then such permit may be revoked.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who violates O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-80&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-80</a> through <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-83&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-3-83</a> by failing to obtain a required permit or who intentionally defaces, injures, destroys, displaces, or removes any underwater cultural resources or portion thereof in any manner not in accordance with a permit shall be subject to criminal prosecution by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by confinement for a term not to exceed 12 months, or both.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.08" name="391-5-9-.08" title="391-5-9-.08">Rule 391-5-9-.08 Consideration (Compensation) for Deadhead Logs</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The holder of a Salvage Log Permit shall pay the Department compensation of $1.28 per board foot for deadhead logs removed from the State's rivers as authorized by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3 and any other law, rule, regulation or policy that authorizes this activity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The amount of board feet in a recovered log will be determined using the Scribner C log scale, or by another method determined by the Georgia Forestry Commission. Log scaling will be done by Department personnel or their designee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violation of this rule or any other law, rule, regulation or policy may result in revocation of the permit or license to harvest deadhead logs, and may result in additional fines or penalties authorized by any other law, rule, regulation or policy.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-5-9-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All other procedures for determining the amount due for deadhead logs, methods and time of payment, late fees, and related procedures will be specified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.01" name="391-5-9-.01" title="391-5-9-.01">Rule 391-5-9-.01 Organization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.02" name="391-5-9-.02" title="391-5-9-.02">Rule 391-5-9-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.03" name="391-5-9-.03" title="391-5-9-.03">Rule 391-5-9-.03 Reporting Requirement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.04" name="391-5-9-.04" title="391-5-9-.04">Rule 391-5-9-.04 Requirement for a Permit</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.05" name="391-5-9-.05" title="391-5-9-.05">Rule 391-5-9-.05 Permit Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.06" name="391-5-9-.06" title="391-5-9-.06">Rule 391-5-9-.06 Permit Conditions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.07" name="391-5-9-.07" title="391-5-9-.07">Rule 391-5-9-.07 Appeal and Enforcement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-5-9-.08" name="391-5-9-.08" title="391-5-9-.08">Rule 391-5-9-.08 Consideration (Compensation) for Deadhead Logs</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>